corporate team building events



It is undeniable that fighter pilots operate in some of the most complex and at times hostile environments on Earth. In order to succeed, they must strive for the flawless execution of each and every mission, improving their individual performance as well as the performance of the squadron and broader organisation they are a small part of.

Your people are also part of a team and faced with many of the same challenges. In order to achieve their individual and team targets or KPIs, they must work together to overcome complexity and adapt to change, whilst maintaining a high level of performance both individually and collectively. In a world defined by uncertainty, how are you going to align and motivate your people to deliver the results you need or want?


An Afterburner corporate team building program is sure to inspire and equip your people with tools and know-how to accelerate their performance. Our programs are experiential, fast-paced and will challenge the way your people operate. Your people will work through the simple 4 step process fighter pilots use to get things done, and do things better each and every time – at Afterburner we call this process Flawless Execution or FLEX for short.


Our team of elite fighter pilots and military aviators will draw on years of experience, unique stories and real insights to share with you the secrets of high performing individuals, leaders and teams, and a culture that fundamentally believes in success. Together with hands-on interactive problem solving scenarios and unique team break-out sessions, an Afterburner team building event will inspire your people to act and drive ROI as soon as you return to work.


“What a flawless execution! Congratulations to the Afterburner Team for their delivery of the presentation at our 28th Annual State Conference. It was extremely well researched and planned. The initial time you spent, via teleconferences, discussing our organisation’s issues, directions and identifying the key messages that we wanted delivered to the audience was critical and certainly resulted in a slick, smooth and sensational presentation. Martin, your retention of knowledge of our industry from the information provided in our brief was exceptional. I would not hesitate in recommending Afterburner and the Flawless Execution Program.”

ECA Annual State Conference, Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island

“Thank you once again for playing a major role in our state wide ICU education meeting. The feedback has been nothing short of excellent with the morning sessions receiving a particularly enthusiastic response – have attached a summary of our Saturday conference evaluation. I have spoken to many delegates personally and a genuine appreciation and enthusiasm regarding the quality and style of the program, particularly the morning session, is universal. The only criticism seems to be the sessions weren’t long enough!”

Royal Hobart Hospital

“On behalf of the ICE-CCM I would like to thank you sincerely for your participation in our leadership and personal development workshop held in Sydney recently. Your presentation “Flawless Execution” opened a new perspective to the way health professionals plan, execute and measure outcomes of daily practice. It has come at a time where health outcomes are in the front line of media and politics. The feedback from the group was exceptional and almost all gave an excellent mark for content, applicability and presentation style. Your presentation was most professional, highly interactive and showed the depth of your understanding of all issues; I was most impressed by your ability to understand medical issues and custom make your presentation towards your audience. We intend to run theses workshops as a regular event around the world and we have learned substantially from your presentation of things to include in future workshops.”

International Collaboration for Excellence in Critical Care Medicine

“On behalf of Subway Australia/New Zealand, I’d like to thank you and your Afterburners team for the tremendous job that you did at our Australasian Convention in Auckland. You energised the entire group from the outset and set the tone for the best franchisee Convention we have ever staged. At Subway we have held numerous conferences and seen many keynote presentations over the years, but yours was like nothing we have witnessed before. We are currently experiencing tremendous growth and change within our system and your ‘Flawless Execution Model’ hit all the right notes. I can’t recall a keynote presentationthat has motivated and made such a positive impact with our franchisees. They were astounded by the depth of knowledge that you displayed about the Subway franchise. As you know, our President and Founder Fred De Luca flew out from the USA to attend this Convention and you helped demonstrate to him that we can execute a conference as well, if not better, than any other region in the world. He was most impressed. The only downside is that we’ve set such high expectations for future Conventions, so finding a keynote to match the impact of Afterburners will be no easy task. Needless to say, we can highly recommend Afterburners for a unique, high-impact experience that will leave a lasting impression on those lucky enough to see it.”


“I would like to thank you and your team for your involvement in our National Sales Conference, in January, and the follow-up workshops recently run in each State. Your presentation of the “Flawless Execution Model”, at our National Sales Conference, drew widespread congratulations from our Sales Force and Sales Managers alike. The level of energy and motivation in the room after the presentation was incredible, and the impact of your presentation was enormous. This is testimony to the way that you linked components of the “Model” to the work of our Sales Force, as well as to the huge amount of research, and preparation, undertaken by your team. Your knowledge of our business, and relevant products, was exceptional. However, without follow-up, many presentations are quickly forgotten. Your follow-up workshops with the Sales Force, in each State, have ensured that many of the lessons learnt from the “Model” are currently being transferred to the day to day work of our Sales Force. This will ensure that our Sales Force remains focussed on what they need to do to ensure that budgets are achieved in 2004. I look forward to working with you at our June Sales Conference and can highly recommend “Afterburners, as a team of highly professional trainers.”


“We first used Afterburners in June 03 – we had just restructured our national retail sales team of over 117 staff and wanted to provide my new team with a cohesive team event that embodied what we were striving to achieve for the new financial 03/04 – new performance culture, provide new insights on how to do things better and do so in an environment that stretched our sales team…Afterburners absolutely delivered beyond our best expectations. In summary Afterburners, provided Telstra with the Flawless Execution Program of Plan, Brief, Execute, Debrief & Win in a challenging, spirited, structured & learning team environment. It was a perfect session for our sales team who come out motivated not just in the short-term, but on achieving long-term our objectives & budget. Based on our great June experience with Afterburners, we re-engaged Afterburners again in Oct 03, to refresh our team and ensure they were on track for our peak Christmas retail season. I can highly recommend Afterburners as a team of professional hands-on top gun trainers.”


“On face value, military planning couldn’t be further removed from a family owned business working in the wine industry. Yet we have already incorporated some of key thinking presented by Afterburner around executing an air force ‘mission’, such as re-framing the way we approach debriefs within our teams so that we can capture lessons learned for next time.”

Brown Brothers

“Boo, Homer and Wardy were engaged by The Good Guys to assist with the transition from a Joint Venture Partner business to a fully corporatized operation. As part of this transition The Good Guys were focused on delivering a ‘Remarkable Retail’ experience for its customers through the implementation of an enterprise wide management and sales system. Afterburner supported the good guys by introducing the FLEX program, bringing six days of intensive training together into a final experiential program for over 100 Store Executive Managers focused on leadership, planning and debriefing the daily operations of this billion dollar organisation.”

The Good Guys

Unique focus areas and specific takeaways:

  • Task Saturation – how to maintain focus on the right things when distracted by secondary or irrelevant tasks.
  • Leadership – empowering leaders to increase the engagement and accountability of their people. Building stronger more efficient leaders to build stronger more effective teams.
  • High Performing Teams – drive collaboration, accountability and continuous adaptive learning through a shared agile process.
  • Mission Planning – establish a common planning process that can be used at strategic and tactical levels.
  • Debriefing – develop a culture of nameless and rankless learning that fosters a culture of continuous improvement, agility and innovation.
  • Collaboration and accountability – engage your people with an open planning process that encourages collaboration and empowers them by assigning responsibility to each person.  
  • Overcoming complexity and adapting to change – overcome and replace complexity with simplicity and lead (instead of just manage) change.